"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|9 hours 36 min ago||Yeah||
I'm not sure if you've worked with Unions, but it can be very difficult to get rid of union employees. This would actually help players in the SEC who want to continue to play but are encouraged to leave. Gross misconduct wouldn't be tolerated, but that isn't anyway.
I think a 25 player max signing class with 100 max roster would also solve the first issue, and curb oversigning better thanthe union, but just saying. Even without a union, I've seen some pretty bad employees last for a long time. If it was considered paid, then the university would be responsible for paying unemployment to the student if he was "fired". It get's pretty messy.
|1 day 6 hours ago||This||
The way I see it, the coaching staff knows that they don't have to open the play book, so they continue to work on base plays and beating teams straight up. I'm sure as the season progresses, we will see more variations and counters to the base plays as necessary.
The passing game is still missing out of the base plays. Guys are getting open, but we've seen very little in taking advantage of this. This is still the major fear with this offense, that they can't take advantage of those plays. I understand that there has been some wind, but the weather doesn't get easier to play in from here.
The fact that the offense has been so effective without big plays shows a very consistant reliable offense, which is a good thing. Making big plays against undisciplined defenses is not really a long term game plan.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I stopped following||
when I realized that I forget about most of them less than a month after signing. This came to my realization when I would read Brian's round up of each new guy during the summer, and I'd be all "oh yeah I remember that guy from signing day" only to forget about them for a year or two when they are actually ready to see the field.
Big names like Peppers and Hand still draw me in, but only because I think I will see them in the fall.
|5 days 2 hours ago||So 31 pts in 5 games||
With one of those a garbage time touchdown to UNLV. And the one other touchdown not included being the pick 6.
Northwestern will be a heck of a defensive game as well.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||well||
They didn't give up the edge at least.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Glad to see||
Death Blow getting love. DTs rarely are going to win this.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The Sweat||
was why I hated skins in soccer. When I'm playing sports, I sweat a lot, and not being able to wipe it away was really annoying.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Funny||
I've read through all the posts up until this one and was assuming Michigan was the underdog. I was thinking that BYU favored by 6 seemed pretty reasonable. A betting man, I am not.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Weird||
I was at the western and ND games that year and remember that was the first year that the band was miced up, and that there was some speakers in the north end of the stadium, but don't remember any piped in music.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly||
I was expecting a couple down field completions a game. The longest I can think of are the one into coverage to Jake Butt and the one to Williams. I wasn't expecting a Henne Manningham type chemistry, but was hoping for something a little more. I still recognize that he is the best option the team has, and I don't see any reason to call for a benching based on his play. But, I don't think it's unreasonable to have hit a couple more deep passes by this time.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||or, way back in 2010?||
when we only had the band (First time I heard the piped in music was during rain delay game against western). Loudest Game I ever heard was 2009 ND, and there was no piped in music. Fans were plenty pumped up, along with the students.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sophomore||
Pretty sure he's only a sophomore, so he will be terrorizing defenses for another season. I was amazed at this kids HS highlight, and was suprised he didn't do this last year. I really want to catch some LSU games just to see him play. Athletes like that don't come around very much.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No mistakes||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I wish I had the hair||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well||
Auburn is still getting votes, which is beyond rediculous. No teams look unstoppable this year. There is a lot of just good football teams.
My guess is LSU will continue to rise though.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
The Blue number looks flat to me. The maize border adds some dimension. Not necessary on the home jerseys though.
I also think the BIG logo is required to be on it, but could be wrong.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You can drink on Friday||
and make a noon game. I had plenty of Friday hockey - party, Saturday Park Cars, Football Game - Hockey - Party.
As long as it's not WAY over board, 20 year olds have amazing recovery after a night out partying.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bummed||
if he could have gotten his degree from Michigan though. With a redshirt this year, he could have gone and played somwhere else next year with a Michigan degree. I'm thinking he will still do well. A charismatic personality goes a long way in the business world. Glad he is enjoying himself on the new team, and felt bad about his 26 yard return that was called back. It's a curse.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed, but||
it does look like a good portion did get the memo. I think the student section was down to something like 7,000 last year. It looked like there was easily 17,000-18,000. Just need to get the 3-4,000 more students back.
It's been a while since I was a student, but they also tend to move down and scrunch in, leaving the top rows to look emptier than the section should.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not in sight lines||
I'm guessing he's talking about the hard small bleacher seats. All Michigan seat sight lines are good. I think the point is there are a lot more options, and there seemed to be a large push by the AD (even before Brandon) to squelch some fun and spontinaity(sp?) of the student section.
Couple that with 7 years of losing and Brandon taking the fight against students to a new level, and it's going to take time to rebuild the trust and support of the full student section.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||As someone||
who is in his mid 30s and can't decide whether to redo my house, or move in the area, or move somewhere totally different, I'm not going to harp on some 19-20 year old trying to make one of the biggest decisions in his life.
I switched majors, and my wife has switched careers after getting her masters. The problem isn't the kids, it's the fact grown adults follow their recruitment too much. There is no reason we should have this much information on a possible recruit who ended up somewhere else.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||No mention of the new(old) Maize?||
personally, I like the old "Yellow" better than the true dark maize. Just more pleasing to the eye to me, and really pops against the blue.
Great write up. I love all the monday morning (for when I get to read them) analysis from all the MgoBlog guys. For some reason,
I still feel there is a long way to go. I saw an offensive line beat down a younger smaller line as the game went on, which was good, but I worry about creating holes agianst bigger stronger lines. The offense still lacks big play abilities. Still haven't hit one over the top, or created a huge hole, outside of popping some screens on the outside. It was good to see the ground game pound out yards and limit negative plays. I just am worried about teams that take advantage of the fact that Michigan doesn't go long. Even the reverse was snuffed out.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||My guess would be no||
Starting engineers rarely have much to go on, outside of an internship and a grade point. This doesn't make much of a spread for companies to go on. I could be wrong, but I don't think that there is a huge disparity in starting salary from engineering school to engineering school.
As others have said, this information doesn't mean much, as school populations with large doctorate students get hurt, and engineering schools benefit a lot. To make this relevant it really needs to be by major and by location or a percentage against the median for the area. It also needs to span probably 10, 15, and 20 years.
Either way, I know plenty of Michigan and MSU people that make way more than me.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||On the other hand||
what if the paint store's owner that they vandals bought the paint from, needed those two cans to put the store into the black, and as such, was able to afford peewee football for his son and the son turned into a mega football recruit who always looked fondly on the two cans of paint, maize and blue, that gave him a chance to play football and decided that he'd only play for Michigan because of it.
I think we'd be all talking differently if this were the straw man scenario we used.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I first heard about a plane||
hitting a building on the bus to north campus. I don't know why, but I remember hearing one student tell another student a plane ran into a building. I went to my ME330? class, and in the big lecture hall the professor made an announcement that anyone who had family that worked at the world trade center could leave.
After class, they had canceled all the other classes for the rest of the day (only time in 5 years I had a canceled class). I probably got home around 11, and finally saw what was happening. I remember watching the planes on a loop for a long time, and finally not being able to take it anymore and went and played football out on elbel with some friends. Weird how things get stamped into your memory.
Also, I realize how young some of the people are on this blog. Hard to get a feeling for ages until this puts it into perspective.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I thought he was way ahead||
with being able to run in the spring. There was something I thought I read that Harbaugh was trying to get him to slow down. I'd agree with posters above about getting him in sparingly until we need him. I'd prefer him to get good playing time against Northwestern to be game ready for state. Looks like we will need to put up some points against state.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Your numbers don't make sense||
Wouldn't they have him go for 500 yards at that point?
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||It can save you money||
but probably not if you are making Brandon Money. There are tax brackets that can screw you over if you are the bottom of one of them. For example, one of the tax brackets is around $75,000 for a family, which, if you are over, jumps your tax bracket from 25% to 28% (I don't know what it actually is and am too lazy to look it up). This would mean That you make more money if your family pulls in $74,999 compared to $75,001. In fact, in this scenario, you don't start making more money until you earn greater than $78,125 dollars. This means if you are at $74,999, you take a pay cut on any raise up until $78,125.
I'm sure there is some funny rich person math where you can take advantage of tax breaks by making large donations, but I haven't researched it, because I don't need to unfortunetaly.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||I usually shit||
and then stay on too long so my legs fall asleep.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ball Security||
So far smith has had great ball security in traffic. At minimum, falling forward, making blacks in pass pro, and ball security, I will take. Hopefully we get a little better vision and some longer runs.